Australia: Turtles at Eighty Miles Beach

Thousands of turtles come out on the Eighty Miles Beach every night to lay eggs. They wait for the combination of high tide and night and then drag themselves out for almost 200 meters to the shore dunes. The digging and egg laying takes about an hour or two per turtle but the spectacle goes all night (I lasted from 8:30pm till 1:00am)…. The turtles were everywhere, every 5-10 steps or so and the beach was cris-crossed with turtle tracks… A full moon night helped with lighting but some pics are still blurry since turtles were digging feverishly. The last pic is one of the tracks in the morning.